Scottsdale Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Spinal cord injuries are some of the most serious injuries a person can sustain in an accident. Treatment for these injuries can last the rest of the victim’s life and be extremely expensive.
Our experienced Scottsdale spinal cord injuries have seen the effects of a spinal cord injury on accident victims’ lives. Our firm has a proven record of recovering fair compensation for those who suffered catastrophic injuries, including spinal cord injuries. We recovered $4 million on behalf of a car accident victim who suffered spinal cord damage and $2.16 million for an auto accident victim who suffered a spine injury and brain injury.
Call us today 1-800-706-3000 to set up your free legal consultation so we can determine if you may be eligible to file a claim. There are no upfront fees for having us represent you. Our attorneys do not get paid unless we obtain compensation on your behalf.
We are available 24/7 to take your call. Phone: 1-800-706-3000
Can I File a Claim?
You may be eligible to file a claim if your spinal cord injury was the result of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, including the negligence of a product manufacturer, another driver, property owner, dog owner, employer, doctor or other health care professional. There are four elements of negligence that must be proven by the victim, or his or her attorney.
Each case is unique and involves many different factors, so it is recommended that you discuss the situation with a qualified attorney. Our Scottsdale spinal cord injury lawyers can review your situation in a free consultation and explain whether you may have a case.
What is the Value of My Case?
One of the main factors in determining the value of a case is the damages suffered by the victim. If you have a valid case, our lawyers may be able to pursue compensation for physical, financial and emotional damages, that may include:
You could be eligible for compensation for current medical bills along with the costs of future treatment. Future treatment could include medical devices, physical therapy, pain medication and other medical interventions.
Have you missed work because of your injury? You may be able to pursue compensation to reimburse you for wages lost. This includes wages lost when you had to leave work to receive treatment.
Lost Earning Capacity
A spinal cord injury can lead to prolonged pain and loss of mobility. This may mean you will need to find a new line of work because you cannot do the job you used to do. The cost of receiving job training or the lost future income could be compensable in an injury claim.
Pain and Suffering
This refers to physical pain from your injury, along with emotional suffering caused by your injury and physical limitations.
If you are confined to a wheelchair, you may need to make modifications to your home to allow you to get around. This may include ramps, widened hallways or changes to the bathroom.
Learn more about what a spinal cord injury claim may be worth by calling us today. 1-800-706-3000
How Much Time is There to File a Lawsuit?
Generally, spinal cord injury victims have just two years from the date of the accident to file a claim, otherwise they may lose the right to file a claim.
While this is often the deadline, there exceptions when the deadline is sooner or later than that. An example of this is a claim against the government – victims must provide notice to the government within 180 days of the accident.
If the victim is a minor, the claim must be filed within two years of the minor’s 18th birthday.
The deadline depends on the specific details of the case, so you should discuss your claim with a Scottsdale spinal cord injury lawyer.
Benefits of Hiring a Trusted Attorney
After a catastrophic injury, victims and their families are focused on medical treatment and the other challenges they now face, including paying bills now that the victim may be struggling to work. Pursuing injury compensation may be the last thing on their minds.
If there is the basis for a case, they may not have the time or resources to start building a detailed case. This is why contacting an attorney after an accident can be so important.
Phillips Law Group’s Scottsdale spinal cord injury lawyers can determine if you have a case and if you hire us, we can take care of every step. This includes gathering evidence, like medical records, police reports, insurance documentation, pictures from the scene, video recordings, police reports and other documentation.
Our legal team of investigators, paralegals and industry experts can deal with these and the other details of a spinal cord injury claim on your behalf. We want you to be focused on your or your loved one’s recovery.
We can also handle insurance company inquiries and defend your best interests. If the insurance company contacts you soon after the accident, you can decline to talk to them until speaking with a lawyer in a free consultation. They are only contacting you to try to find incriminating information they can use to devalue your claim.
Not only are we prepared for insurance companies, but we take cases to trial if necessary. We are dedicated to recovering maximum compensation for our clients.
What Causes Spinal Cord Injuries?
These injuries are generally caused by one of two things, a single incident that causes trauma to the spinal cord or repeated movements that cause damage over time.
Injuries caused by a single incident are called acute spinal cord injuries. Those caused over a longer period of time are called overuse injuries.
Acute injuries often occur in sports, motor vehicle accidents, medical procedures, slip and fall accidents or diving accidents. Types of acute injuries may include:
- Dislocations or fractures of vertebrae, which can also cause torn or stretched ligaments
- Bulging/ruptured discs, which consists of a disc being compressed so much it touches the nerves on the side of the spinal cord, causing intense pain
- Sprains, which occur when ligaments around the spinal cord are stretched or torn
Fractures can result in paraplegia (loss of function of the legs) or quadriplegia (loss of function in all four limbs/below the site of the injury).
Common overuse injuries include stiffness and muscle spasms. These are often caused by having to lift heavy objects on a regular basis, often as part of a job. People who suffer these injuries may need physical therapy to get the muscles to relax and to relieve pain.
Get in Touch with a Scottsdale Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
We know how devastating a spinal cord injury can be to your health, career, and relationships with family members.
We are prepared to pursue maximum compensation to help victims deal with the many challenges they face after a catastrophic injury. If you have a case and hire our attorneys, we can manage the entire legal process so you can focus on your rehabilitation.
Our firm has obtained more than $750 million for injury clients over nearly three decades and our founder Jeffrey Phillips has served as lead counsel in over 40 jury trials. He has obtained verdicts in multiple Arizona counties and is a Leaders Forum member of the American Association for Justice.
The consultation with our attorneys is free of charge and there is no obligation to purse a case. Our firm charges no upfront fees and we do not get paid unless we are successful obtaining compensation.